West Ham captain Declan Rice didn’t make much of an impression during the 1-1 draw against Aston Villa at the weekend.
The 24-year-old’s recent performances have been rather disappointing and it has led to fans on Twitter asking whether the midfielder is already thinking about a potential move away from the Hammers:
— Mattyboy (@LangleyStump) March 12, 2023
Driving his value down to get his move
— Richard freeman (@RichardRf020370) March 13, 2023
Seems like he ain’t bothered and can’t wait to be out the door in the summer
— Callum Ferris (@cferris07) March 13, 2023
Driving his asking price down to get out of this god awful club! Smart move!! All the best to him! ⚒⚒
— Daniel Liggett (@liggett93) March 12, 2023
Below his own standards I would’ve thought
— Arthur (@FornalsFluency) March 12, 2023
Head is on Exit…
— Gavlaar (@gavblake14) March 13, 2023
Heads gone to the Woolwich lot already.
— Kevin (@mullers75) March 12, 2023
Head is clearly elsewhere
— West Ham United ⚒️ (@DiCanioVolley) March 12, 2023
It wasn’t the worst performance by Rice on Sunday. He was solid enough defensively but he failed to make the sort of impact you would expect from the club’s talisman.
Apart from a few threatening set pieces, the England international didn’t really cause Villa any problems going forward, and he could have even given a penalty away on Emi Buendia in the second half.
Clubs like Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United may be watching on thinking whether Rice is worth the nine-figure fee that West Ham are demanding but, from the Irons’ point of view, it will be hoped that he can up his game in upcoming fixtures.